ZippoEncore.com is newest connection for lighters and music
Hold your lighter high and get ready to rock at ZippoEncore.com. The site celebrates the lighter’s longstanding connection with rock music. Since the late 70s, the Zippo pocket lighter has been the ultimate accessory for making a bold statement in music. In fact, the sea of flames cascading across an arena from the chimneys of Zippo lighters has been coined the Zippo Encore Moment.
The new site, created in partnership with Rolling Stone Magazine, features exclusive content including two rising acts selected by the magazine. Shinedown is the first band to appear on the site with four original music videos and a free, never-before-heard downloadable track. A second up-and-coming band will be introduced later this summer.
ZippoEncore.com also gives visitors the ability to interact on the site by creating their own unique rock-and-roll avatar. By scrolling through distinct body types and Zippo lighters, users marry the two with the chosen lighter serving as an avatar’s head. Once the avatar is complete, it will dance and follow the visitors through the site. The avatar can be shared with friends, used as a profile pic on a social network or purchased by clicking the “buy lighter” button.
Additional content includes:
- Backstage area including Shinedown photo gallery, bios, exclusive interviews and band member playlists.
- Download section containing cell phone wallpaper, screensavers, desktop wallpapers and Windows skins.
- Tours and Events section with information about “Zippo Live”- a Zippo sponsorship at Live Nation music venues.
- Message boards.
- Artist’s blog.
- Catalog of rock-themed Zippo pocket lighters, linked to the Zippo online store.
- Debut of two Harley-Davidson lighters exclusively available via this site.
- Chance to win a Harley-Davidson Sportster Iron 883 Motorcycle (sorry employees are not eligible).
From inspiring rock legends to bringing fans exclusive music from their favorite artists, the Zippo lighter’s storied history with music continues to write new chapters.
Legendary Heavy Metal Vocalist, Shmoulik Avigal (THE RODS, JACK STARR, PICTURE) is currently mixing “GATES OF HELL,” the debut AVIGAL album.
The album also features Dick Reome on guitar, Carl Canedy (THE RODS) on drums, Mark Denson on bass, and Rich Ackerman on guitar.
A few months ago, Shmoulik broke his foot, which delayed the recording of the album. Shmoulik is now taking his time with the mixing process, because he wants it to be as perfect as it can be.
Two songs from the forthcoming CD – “Unbroken,” and the title track, “Gates of Hell,” are available for streaming at: www.myspace.com/avigaltheband
Check out the hot new video, “Loose Lips” by The Last Vegas! Why on earth isn’t this band playing on the Cruefest tour this year?! This CD kicks ass!
With the recent announcement of T.T. Quick front man joining Accept, I wanted to break my copy of T.T. Quick’s Debut CD, Metal of Honor. After a couple of listens to this CD, I could definitely hear Tornillo fronting Accept. He can scream with the best of them. Not to lose focus, the music on “Metal of Honor” is definitely worth talking about.
This music on this CD is crazy good in my opinion. Mark Tornillo’s vocals are awesome, and David Dipietro (who is known for teaching Zakk Wylde and Dave “The Snake” Sabo how to play guitar) dishes out some awesome metal licks on his guitar. I really like his guitar tone a lot.
Metal of Honor if full of heavy anthems that will appeal to fans of classic metal. Every time I listen to this disc, I like it a little bit more. I can’t figure out why a band with music this good is so tragically under rated. There are elements in their music that remind me of bands like Krokus, Lizzy Borden and Whitesnake. The bottom line is, it is all good. Regardless if the band slows it down, or rocks out, they deliver the goods on “Metal of Honor”. This CD is highly recommended for all fans of hard rock and metal music.
You can still score copies of this CD in the HRH music store.
For more information on T.T. Quick, check out the band’s myspace page.
Rating: Out of 10
The video below isn’t a real music video, but at least it will give you taste of the T.T. Quick song, “Front Burner”.
1. Metal of Honor
2. Front Burner
3. Hard as a Rock
4. Child of Sin
5. Asleep at the Wheel
6. Come Beat the Band
7. Hell to Pay
8. Queen of the Scene
9. Glad All Over
10. Siren Song
T.T. Quick is:
Mark Tornillo – Vocals
David DiPietro – Guitars
Walt Fortune – Bass
Eric Ferro – Drums